One is a middle class poster boy in Delhi and large swathes of urban India. The other is a dead demagogue who engendered admiration and revulsion in equal measure. Read more

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I see striking parallels between the opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail and the early resistance, in the mid-1980s, to the introduction of computers. Then, as now, the main opposition came from the ruling party, albeit a different one, in West Bengal. Read more

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Some people make things happen; others see things happen; and a third set wonder what happened.

India’s foreign office mandarins, it seems, belong to the third category. Read more

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